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FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
think republicans should position themselves during president obama's second term? >>>. >> reporter: she describes the republicans' role as twofold, to oppose the president's agenda when republicans think it is, quote bad policy and, to promote conservative principles where they can and, he may be a presidential contender in 2016, says they can't let the president divide them with phony emergencies and bogus deals. >> the way he sells it, it is the president and only the president who is trying to fix our bridges and feed or children and care for our seniors and clean our water. frankly, he must be exhausted. i know we are but we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays and we have to stay united and show that if given the chance we can govern, we have better ideas. >> even after losing the white house twice to president obama, congressman ryan says he does not think republicans are in a political wilderness since they control the house of representatives and most state legislators. rick? >> rick: do other leaders in the republican party agree with congress
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
obama. 273-262, by one estimate. some leading republicans oppose the change. >> i am a traditionalist myself. i really am a conservative. i'm a little bit skeptical of this. >> reporter: and tonight, virginia's governor, bob mcdonald came out against it. in fact, potential candidates are warning the party as a bigger problem. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. and i'm serious. it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. we had a number of republicans that damaged this year with offensive and bizarre comments. >> a warning that changing what candidates say could be more important than changing how they count votes. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> and still ahead here on a friday night, a public health emergency sweeping through a big american city. a danger that's in the air that has doctors sounding the alarm. >>> and later, it's been around longer than an entire generation has been alive, and it is still going strong. >>> of special interest to our viewers in the west tonight, right now, the problem is dirty air. while this happens every year, th
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
headlines republicans everywhere. >> well, this is the electoral map from the 2012 election. president obama won by four points in a large margin in the electoral college. this is what happens under the republicans' everywhere strategy. president obama still wins by four points, but loses the presidency in an electoral landslide. as long as this plan is out there, republicans will continue to downplay it. >> i would not be for it. i don't think there is any sort of national movement. and you have sort of convinced me that in virginia, there may not even be any state movement. it may be an isolated legislator. >> sure. it was just an isolated legislator. yesterday it was this isolated legislator, senator bill carrico from virginia. today it was this isolated legislator, and that would be representative peter lund of michigan. now michigan is in the picture. lund is set to introduce a similar rigging bill in michigan's legislature. michigan speaker jase bolger said today he is open to pursuing the strategy in his state. the fight to protect our democratic process, my friends, is far from over.
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm PST
, president obama is the president, and republicans in the house that once could still see through the dark know they really can't go on like this. margaret is not alone. down in baton rouge governor bobby jindal says we have to stop being the stupid party. haley barbour warns this party to stop making stupid comments again, that word about rape. but don't lose heart. like an old car that won't turn off even when you turn the key to off, some character out in new mexico wants to stick women who are raped with stiff prison sentences if they get an abortion. she calls it tampering with the evidence. but wait a minute, crazy guys. didn't one of your republicans say you can't get pregnant in case of a rape? anyway, tonight finding our way through the crazy even as we hear the first loud barks and meows from the backyard of american politics. i have with me joy reid and "mother jones'" david corn. anytime i can get you to giggle a little bit, joy, i consider myself a success. i owe some of this material to a lot of republicans today. pegging noonan, a friend of mine and very smart, i do
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 2:00am PST
became obvious this week that the republican party had to start taking barack obama seriously. he means to change america in fundamental ways as he sees it. the proper response to such a man is not -- was that he is not a muslim or he's a kenyan or working out his feels of coloniali colonialism. it didn't hurt him, it hurt the republicans. can the gop in washington for now develop those things? what do you think? she's saying you're deluded yourself with the nonsensical charges of birtherism and it's hurt you, not him. >> i agree with you, peggy noonan is a tremendous writer, i don't agree with much much of what he says. but here's the thing. they're not listening to the editorial page, they have been fed 30 or 40 years the insanity or the belief that their views are absolutely right. the idea of calling democrats marxists and being extreme on abortion that is not right, it's fundamentally american, more american than the other side. >> the polls say you're right. >> you can't change the cake by changing the frosting. the problem in the republican party is not the political or the
Current
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm PST
republicans said president obama's recent appointments are not constitutional. quote, obama did not have the power to make three recent appointments in the national labor relations board because the senate was officially in session at the time. how important is this decision in terms of its effect, not only on that four but other eight governing agencies as well. >> well, the game is not over. this is not the end of the line. it will be appealed and likely go on to higher courts. constitutionally conservatives will argue that they're restricting the power of the president, the same way if the republican does it, he'll be restricted either. this will go on to another court and they could see it very differently. >> cenk: you know, michael i'm really worried about the consequences if they do not see it differently. >> i read the ruling today and it's doll and i'm droll and i'm not good at reading legal documents but it depends on when they go to recess or when it's in adjournment, and it's wonky stuff. >> cenk: please tell me more. >> here we go, let's say they get everything they want. th
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 1:00am EST
boehner says president obama is trying to annihilate the republican party. but up next, i'll explain why the gop is kind of doing a good job of it itself. and on that path, some republicans are trying to gerrymander it. some are saying we can't change the rules of the presidential election just because we lost one. meanwhile, threatening to filibuster, a deal was reached. others say it doesn't reform anything. >>> and crazy things happening in washington, we'll let you weigh in on the scandal of the week. nobody said an inkjet had to be slow. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is comp
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 10:00pm EST
greenstein, always good to see you. >> my pleasure. >>> john boehner says president obama is trying to annihilate the republican party. but up next, i'll explain why the gop is kind of doing a good job of it itself. and on that path, some republicans are trying to gerrymander it. some are saying we can't change the rules of the presidential election just because we lost one. meanwhile, threatening to filibuster, a deal was reached. others say it doesn't reform anything. >>> and crazy things happening in washington, we'll let you weigh in on the scandal of the week. ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on this day and laugh. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. obfusc . >>> ryan's new budget is not the only really, really odd fight that republicans
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm EST
dealt president obama a big legal setback tonight and given republicans who charged that he acted improperly when he made some job appointments a huge victory. this is about what presidents get to do when congress is out of town, and this could affect all future presidents. our justice correspondent, pete williams, is with us from our newsroom with the details tonight. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, if this ruling stands, it will virtually eliminate a power that presidents of both parties have used for over a century. the constitution gives the president power, quote, to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the senate. president obama invoked that recess appointment power a year ago to fill vacancies that senate republicans refused to act on. three spots on the national labor relations board and richard cordray to run the new consumer financial protection bureau. but today a three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in washington said that power can only be used between the end of one session of congress and the beginning of another, not during
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 2:00pm PST
republicans approve of the job of barack obama as president and 76%-point gap, which joins george bush's as the most polarized year in gallup records. >> it made me feel good when i read it. i thought, you know what? president obama, you can't blame him, the media gives him a pass, he'll take it. he gets testy with them. that is how he operates. they still love him, no matter what. they haven't done their job by the media but you still can't fool the majority of the american electorate when you ask them what he has done and i think oftentimes the left thinks people are naive. they can poll the wool over their eyes, and the poll shows you can't and look at this and go, yeah, you know what? he's not that big of a uniter the way he said he was going to be. >> does the polarization tell you you he's achieving what the most hard core segment of his party wants. >> look at -- pew research did a poll on his inaugural address and, virtually every issue that he raised, majority, sometimes big majority of the american people agreed. it is not one of these things where he's so far behind the americ
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 6:00am EST
back to 2010, a majority of women voted republican. two years later, after obama carried women by 13 points, a majority of women voted republican. more women voted republican than democratic at the congressional level. what was the message? did anybody talk about abortion or contraception in 2010? of course not. it was spending and the debt. think about what the messages where that compelled women. government spending too much money. the bailout suspending the stimulus and the crown jewel, obamacare. i did not hear hear much about this time. second thing, stop allowing the left to talk about women's health. if they want to talk about abortion, let's talk about abortion. contraception, let's have that talk. how dare you call it women's health grou. [applause] what's the number one killer? cardiovascular disease. where is obesity and nutrition. where is long-term care for the widows question ma? i will not allow planned parenthood and the rest of the crew to get away with talking about women's health. you should not let them. can we stop talking about women's issues? i have been in pol
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
three judges-- all appointed by republican presidents-- said mr. obama had done an inappropriate end-run around the senate. but white house spokesman jay carney took issue with the ruling. >> e decision is novel and unprecedented. it contradicts 150 years of practice by democratic and republican administrations. so we respectfully but strongly disagree with the rulings. accord together congressional research service something like 280 plus intrasession recess appointments by, again, democratting and republican administrations dating back to 1867. >> sreenivasan: if the decision stands, it could invalidate hundreds of decisions made by the labor board. moreover, the body would not have enough members to issue decisions, effectively shutting it down. the ruling also could spell trouble for richard cordray, the head of the consumer financial protection board. he was not part of this legal case, but he was appointed in the same manner on the same day. for more on all this, we turn to steven greenhouse of "the new york times." nice to be here. >> steven, just back us up a little bit. what
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 2:00pm EST
the popular vote to barack obama by a healthy 4%, not a bad idea, said republican chairman reince priebus today. >> i think it's an intriguing idea that some states are looking at which they are and i think it's up to them to decide what they'll do about it. >> reporter: the idea of awarding electoral votes by congressional district instead of the winner take all. advantage republicans control more congressional districts than democrats. maine and nebraska already award electoral votes by congressional district and that's never changed the election outcome, but if the whole country adopted plans now being considered in virginia, michigan, ohio, pennsylvania and wisconsin. instead of obama winning 332-206, the electoral map would have gone from blue to red, romney over obama. 273-262, by one estimate. some leading republicans oppose the change. >> i'm a traditionalist myself. i really am a conservative. i'm a little bit skeptical of this. >> and tonight, virginia's governor bob mcdonald came out against it. potential candidates are warning the party has a bigger problem. >> we've g
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 11:00am PST
to red, romney over obama. 273-262, by one estimate. some leading republicans oppose the change. >> i'm a traditionalist myself. i really am a conservative. i'm a little bit skeptical of this. >> and tonight, virginia's governor bob mcdonald came out against it. potential candidates are warning the party has a bigger problem. >> we've got to stop being a stupid party and it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. they damaged the brand with offensive and bizarre comments. changing what the candidates say could be more important than changing how they count votes. the irony is that democrats have thought about changing the electoral college in the past when they came up on the losing side. craig? >> andrea mitchell, thanks for that. for more on this, we turn to the political war room, karen finney and former communications director for the dnc, matt slap, a form arer deputy assistant to george w. bush. gteed good saturday afternoon to both of you. we heard from andry a nebraska and maine use the congressional district system right now. why change the rules now?
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 9:00am PST
disagreed with the obama administration. republicans are praising this ruling. today they are saying it was the right ruling and that president obama really engaged in overreach when he made those appointments. so to your second question, t.j., what happens now, at this point in time the justice department not weighing in on what it will do next. but if you talk to legal analysts, they believe that the administration will take this to the supreme court. so that's what we're watching for now waiting to go hear what the justice department has to say about this. >> we also have a question of what this means for richard cordray appointed during this time, a recess appointment as well. not to the national labor relations board. but a pretty important appointment. what happens to him now? >> reporter: it's a great question. it certainly raises questions about the appointment of richard cordray, the former ohio attorney general appointed to head the consumer financial protection bureau. republicans staunchly opposed to the consumer financial protection bureau. they believe it has too much powe
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
backlash for republicans here. this coming right on the heels of president obama's win in november would suggest that they're looking toward 2016. a lot of the governors in those states as well are going to be up in 2014. this really is that golden window of opportunity in these states. it's a lot of states, michigan, ohio, wisconsin among them. you're already seeing some efforts at the state legislative level. i do think if these rules were change thad lot of these states it could have some big repercussions. certainly democrats are already pretty vocal on this and coming out against it. i think it's just worth bearing in mind the unintended consequence it could have. you'll have candidates focusing on individual districts like president obama did back in 2008 when he won omaha's one electoral vote from their second congressional district. the only time in any state the electoral votes have been split. you'd see a lot more concentrated efforts in that way. state-wide races are not won by congressional district congressional district. if these seats go back to democratic control or if th
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 8:00pm EST
would recommend to the republican party and how to react to obama and how to renew their appeal and make their case for the public, what would those couple things be? >> number one, suicide is not a good option. suicide will charge the light brigade into the fiscal cliff or other places. if i can mix eight metaphors. it is simply stupid. the record here is fairly clear. sometimes, you don't hold the cards. we hold one half of one-third of the government. and the idea that you can suffer from one house of the government is simply an illusion. you can make strategic the small advances. but i would say, given the ambitions of the obama presidency, as you heard in the second inaugural, blocking is a virtue onto itself and it would be an achievement unto itself. but if you think you can use the fiscal cliff, which would of been a tax hike on all americans, the largest in u.s. history, or if you can use the debt ceiling, which you can, in the end, pull the trigger on -- which you cannot, in the end, fully drawn. it would be catastrophic. it means to have to cut spending by 40% overnight,
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm PST
, obama might have to really try to twist the arms of senate republicans. but that's not very easy. and he probably would not be able to do another recess appoint oment of corddry because according to this decision, it's not the end of session for congress. >> so could this tie the administration down for a long time? >> i think the effect of this decision is that it might really tie the hands of this president and perhaps a future president. president to make recess appointments except that one window between congresses. and it really greatly increases the po wore of the senate to-- in ways block, you know, block appointments to tell president that an unless you deliver up an appointee, a nominee of someone that we can digest that we really like, someone that is much more moderate, we're not going to let this go through. >> we should mention that this isn't happening in a vacuum there are layers and lay ares of politics involved in all this as well, right? >> there is tons of politics. the obama administration has been saying that we really need this power of recess appointments b
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
in president obama's second term. he just wrapped up his speech at the national review institute warning fellow republicans to carefully pick their fight with the democrats or risk being miss cast on divisive issues. >> the way he felt it it's the president and only the president who is trying to fix our bridges to feed our children to care for our seniors to clean our frankly, he must be exhausted. i know we are. but we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays. we have to stay united. we have to show that if given the chance we can govern. >> molly henneberg is live in washington with more. >> trying to buoy his fellow conservatives. paul ryan said republicans and conservatives will need prudence to deal with president obama's second term. showing voters what the president's agenda looks like wasn't implemented. >> in the president's first term we argued against big government in theory. huz second term we will be arguing against big government in practice. it is no longer a 2,000 page bill now it is 13,000 pages of regulations and it is growing. it is
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 4:00pm EST
. paul ryan said republicans and conservatives will need prudence to deal with president obama's second term. showing voters what the president's agenda looks like wasn't implemented. >> in the president's first term we argued against big government in theory. huz second term we will be arguing against big government in practice. it is no longer a 2,000 page bill now it is 13,000 pages of regulations and it is growing. it is being implemented. the law will restrict our ability to use flexible spending accounts. it will raise taxes on life saving medical devices. >> congressman ryan possibly a presidential contender in 2016 says republicans should be prepared for the president to try to quote de legitimize them. but he urged them to quote be smart. >> if we want to promote conservativism we need to use every tool at our disposal. sometimes we have to jeekt the president's proposal. that time might come more than once. sometimes we have to make them better. the president will bait us. he will portray us as cruel and unyielding. >> the white house says the president wants both parti
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 3:00pm EST
citizenship. this is one of the most controversial issues. of course, a lot of republicans don't like this idea of creating a path to citizenship. president obama has worked to get that done. the big question is how can can the white house and members of congress work together to make that happen? on friday president obama met with members of the congressional hispanic caucus here at the white house. we also have a list of some of the senators who attended that meeting. they include senator robert menendez and javier becerra and ruben hinojosa and several others and president obama trying to get their input before he hits to road to travel to las vegas before making this large announcement. prior to the tragedy in newtown, immigration was going to be president obama's top priority during this second term. so we expect him on tuesday and the days following to really push his agenda with great force. craig? >> nbc's kristen walker from 1600 pennsylvania avenue on this saturday. thank you, ma'am. we'll check if with you later. >> thanks. >>> paul ryan is the latest republican offeri
CNN
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am PST
. president obama fully re-elected, i know republicans love to say that the -- that american voters re-elected the house of representatives, majority republican. but what they don't disclose is that the democrats actually received three million more votes in the house than republicans did. so i think that she needs to really come back and take a look at what her motives are, what she wants to do in terms of the future of the republican party, and really understand what this bill means from a substantive standpoint. it's ridiculous. >> let me get to this last one because it's a goody. facebook chief mark zuckerberg getting political, going to hold a fundraiser for governor chris christie, running for reconciliation. is this the best guy you could have in your corner, amy? >> i think it always is great to have a person worth $10 billion in your corner. raising money for you. he's also a supporter of president obama. so it's interesting the way he seems to be perhaps a post partisan, young politically engaged young man. he's only, what, 28 years old. >> yeah. >> at this point. so i watch the -- i
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 2:00am EST
believe. average of 86% of democrats and 10% of republicans approve of the job barack obama did as president. 76%-point gap that ties george w. bush's fourth year as the polarized year in gallup record. >> this made me feel good when i read it. i thought, you know what? you can't blame president obama. media gets him a pass. he will take it. that is how he operates. they haven't done their job but you can't fool the electorate. when you ask him what he has done often time the left think people are naive and they pool the wool over their eyes. this shows that you can't. they go you know what? not that big o a uniter. >> bob: if you look pew research did poll on the inaugural address. every issue he raised, big majority of the american people agreed with it. this is not one of those things he is so far behind of the american people. the pew -- they took -- >> dana: it's lik we will never be against letting poor people to starve to death and eat cat foot. we agree with that. >> bob: there are other polls out that thought he did a very good job. leaving that aside, if we get closer to
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
of obama's inaugural address? >> i believe that republicans and democrats both have the design to try to become dominant, and so the republicans would certainly like to decrease the power of the democratic party and the democratic party would like to decrease the power of the republican party. that's what politics works, and maybe speaker boehner, because he gets bossed around by fellow republicans, maybe he's a little sensitive to those comments. >> let me ask you about your role, talking about helping create a legacy. you've been involved in philanthropy. do you have plans for 2014 congressional cycle, sir? >> well, no i'm not running if that's what you mean. [laughter] >> i mean -- >> [inaudible] >> take a filing break now. >> i very, very much want to be involved in helping those senators and congressmen and women who can embrace those special values that made america great, everyone knows why we are great because of the free markets. if you look at other countries around the world, no one has ever come close to achieving the kind of vibrancy and wealth that we have. i mean, the s
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 10:00am EST
republicans did for two years of obama. it goes to the question occurs -- you contain multitudes, so you are circling, but your point about -- >> [inaudible] >> yeah, but your point about not having an alternative to dodd-frank. republicans were very good at saying there were going to make obamacare obama's waterloo and stop these things in their tracks, and when they did not, they did not have something else to say, but one person did have something else to say was paul ryan, and he was rewarded for it with all levels of media attention, massive popularity within the republican party, and the vice presidential slot on the national ticket. when i look at other rising stars in congress and around the country and i see them talking about the idea of new ideas without talking about the ideas themselves, i say, it isn't the lesson of ryan that if you talk about the specific ideas, there's more to be gained than lost? this is my personal biggest disappointment with the republican party of the last few years. where are the policy entrepreneurs in the party itself? i think conservatism had a se
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
." changing the rules of the game. republicans in a number of states that president obama won in november want to change the way electoral votes in their states are distributed. currently all states except nebraska and maine award all electoral votes to one candidate. states like virginia, michigan, pennsylvania, and ohio are looking to award electoral vote by congressional district. and that would give the gop a huge advantage in some crucial swing states. john king is "outfront" with all these changes that could have effected this past election. >> if every state, if all 50 states, allocated electoral college votes based on congressional district, mitt romney would be the president right now. they would have won 273-262. in '08, obama would have beat john mccain but by a smaller margin. let me show you what they're talking about. look at the state of ohio. again, the president carries it with 51%. mitt romney carried 12 of the 16 congressional districts in the state of ohio. so this state is considering passing a bill that says, not winner take all statewide, do it by congressional dist
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 5:00am EST
. mitt romney was beaten. barack obama so empowered he forced republicans to back down on the debt ceiling and laid out a liberal agenda for his second term. the g.o.p. is out of favor with the young, minorities and women. not just at the ballot box. 49% of the nation now sees the republican party negatively. in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll only 26% positively. democrats doing far better with the net positive. hand wringing at the govep g.o.p. winter meeting. >> republicans talk policy and the democrats talk people. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. >> louisiana governor bobby on g.o.p. senate's todd aiken and richard murdoch whose comments about remain angered women. >> no doubt we had a number of republicans say things that damaged the party. >> ledge islators want to change the winner take all electoral college that gave barack obama the win. one party member says forget that. they will recover. >> we got some cleaning up to do and making up to do and stretching out to do to bring some people in. >> today could be a start. >> the leaders say the likely repu
SFGTV2
Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
. >> obama in a way has to be the luckiest politician. if you look at the republican lineup -- [laughter] it is like michael dukakis in an oversized tank hat. >> the idea that newt gingrich is now at the top of the heap. >> you do not want to be the top because they get shot out. >> it is seems like anybody but romney. >> herman cain is a breath of fresh air. [laughter] >> i am not going to reassess him as he reassesses his campaign. >> herman cain is fabulous. >> newt gingrich -- i am going to get serious on you. newt gingrich is an error lobbyist -- uber lobbyist. barney frank talk about michele bachmann. he also called out newt gingrich and said he held him responsible for the demonization of opponents that has contributed to the atmosphere we live in today. i do think he came into the house. he slashed all of the caucasus and civility. we are seeing this. this is a man who a few days ago talked about education reform in the context of firing the janitors in schools and putting the kids to work. a lot of the media called that unconventional. [laughter] let's repeal child
FOX Business
Jan 26, 2013 1:00am EST
side president obama once a big massive spill that is the unpalatable to the republicans who once it to the bite size chunks huckabee address those who are unauthorized? and those who want to come into the country. john: but those who come forward to have fingerprinted calmat pay back taxes, fines, then can apply. >> cattle dinky says that. so what we do is decriminalized the activity where business forces higher they need to but unfortunately we have a criminal culture that needs to be addressed. john: like your father? >> he was on the shoulders of his uncle illegally. he made the decision to work john: i will push back. if you have a bill that legalizes people this rewards illegality. we will forgive you. >> they come from rural areas in countries in latin america they do things extralegal is that important. they break a lot to work americans break the law not to work. [applause] john: it will lower the wage of the american workers? they go on welfare? they games this system. >> we need to set a condition of those will be self-reliant and they have to prove that. maybe after so ma
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 7:30am PST
people on this issue when you put them back into the presidency barack obama, who ignored, ignored his own deficit panel on recommendations. on the other thing, as a tactical matter, the republicans punting, i think it's a smart thing. you know, i think if they're going to really go to battle on this thing, they've got to get their acts together and have a game plan. because i'm telling you-- >> get their ax-- >> and if we default, this country is going to go through some major, major issues, and government's going to stop working and that's going to affect a lot of people. and we have not been through, when two-thirds of the federal government has shut down. >> adam, adam, this is it, charlie put it it in a nutshell, the scare tactic, that we're obligated to this mountain of debt until it falls on top of us, if that's the only route we have. >> we are, but let me try put this in perspective. i absolutely agree with you, charles, politicians should be prepared to lose their jobs on major issues. there comes a gut check time. i'm going to do what's right. now, the question is, is this t
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
results, republicans really didn't get a lot of latino voters. take a look at president obama versus mitt romney. mitt romn-- mitt romney got 27% voters and president obama 77%. the folks in the republican party will say they need to work on this issue moving forward. craig? >> kristen welker, thank you. >> thanks. >> good saturday afternoon to you sir in. >> thank you, craig, thank you for having me. >> how hopeful are you this time that washington gets a comprehensive immigration bill done? >> well, i'm very hopeful. i think there's a lot of momentum as has been mentioned by both the republican and the democratic parties, talking about this issue seriously, seeming to negotiate on it in earnest and so, i think we will get it done in 2013. >> house speaker john boehner said the deal is practically done. is that what you hear? >> i know there's been serious negotiation on our side in the house and in the senate. and usually it's tough to get to that point, so the fact that we have gotten there is a good sign. >> the path to citizenship seems to be the sticking point for a lot
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-- in their entitlements. i'm talking about health care, medicare, social security. president obama emboldened by his re-election has already drawn his so-called line in the sand. now republicans have to come to the proverbial table. perhaps the most powerful republican in washington, eric cantor, says he and his fellow republicans will have a plan and they are ready to deal. >> i think it's important that we be here as members of the u.s. congress. there are six of us who are here. really interested in the discussion about the global economy. obviously, the u.s. economy is still a global leader. we want it to remain that way. the political debate at home has been very much about jobs and the economy. and we're here listening to some of the leaders of the eu and other entities here trying to understand how they're dealing with their problems. and i think coming out of all this will be a renewed sense that in america we can compete and we will compete and we will continue to be the destination for capital and innovation. >> and we've got a natural gas boom, an oil boom, we've got tha
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